In Bombed Kibbutz, Reeb has further altered his source material, in this case pastoral scenes of kibbutz life illustrated in photographs from a Jewish National Fund information bulletin. He paints the idyllic images in bright primary colors opposite fictitious scenes of their destruction painted in bold reds yellows and blacks.
"This painting was painted as a response to the Lebanon War, and its intention, according to Reeb, is to make the bombings over Lebanon real to our senses by transferring them to Israel and giving expression to the destructive character of military aggression in relation to the utopian dream of Zionism." (Ellen Ginton, "David Reeb with Peace on the Horizon" in David Reeb Paintings 1982-1994, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 1994, p. 115-116).
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